Long-term evaluation of lipid profile and oral glucose tolerance test in Norplant (R) users

Long-term evaluation of lipid profile and oral glucose tolerance test in Norplant (R) users

Author Araujo, F. F. Google Scholar
Lima, G. R. de Google Scholar
Guazzelli, CAF Google Scholar
Barbieri, M. Google Scholar
Vigorito, N. M. Google Scholar
Lindsey, P. C. Google Scholar
Baracat, E. C. Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Purpose: This Study reports the results of the lipid profile and oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) in 46 normal patients tested before and after 5 years of Norplant use.Results: After 5 years, there was a Substantial decrease of 28.9% in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels and a similar but less pronounced fall of 7.1% in the total cholesterol levels. the Castelli 1 index did not vary, and the triglycerides and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels remained normal and unchanged throughout the study period. All the mean values of OGTT were significantly lower after 5 years, except for the 90-min glycemia.Conclusion: These findings indicate that long-term Norplant use does not increase cardiovascular risks. (c) 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Keywords levonorgestrel
subdermal contraceptive
Norplant (R)
Language English
Date 2006-04-01
Published in Contraception. New York: Elsevier B.V., v. 73, n. 4, p. 361-363, 2006.
ISSN 0010-7824 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 361-363
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2005.10.018
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000236377500009
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/28812

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